Lindsey - thank you for the video! I feel like I was there looking over the grounds myself, and it really helped put some ease back in my mind!
To other brides..... I am totally flip-flopping (and not in a fun beachy way) on what to do with our wedding package. We are having a VERY small wedding with only 20-25 attendees, and I am crunching the numbers over and over daily to stay within a tight budget, and still get the fabulousness I'm aiming for.
Here's the issue - I am bringing down 90% of my decor - material for the gazebo, centerpieces, tablecloths, chair decor, even getting flowers at the local market and doing my own pomanders for centerpieces, etc. (Keep in mind I have fewer tables to decorate, etc., so its easier to lug all this stuff).
Instead of doing the Love package like originally anticipated, I were to go with the basic wedding package, and paid per person for a Silver Package reception dinner, we would save between $750 and $1000 . This works great since I'm getting more flowers, upgrading the cake, photo package, etc., etc., and really don't need/want the majority of add-ons the packages offer. And we all know how costs add up, $1000 is a nice chunk of change for the budget. And Eva and all the reviews state how DRC will put out your decorations you bring, etc.
BUT - my FI and I are flat out very concerned that not paying to upgrade to the Love or Ultimate package will mean our service will suffer - wedding coordination, or decoration cooperation, or the week we stay after the wedding for our honeymoon. I REALLY don't want a miserable experience with setting up a wedding out of the country, but there is a lot I could do with that $1000.
Does anyone have any advice??? Personal experience, or just what your own gut tells you, help! And thanks